Lumbini Zone

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Lumbinī Anchal
लुम्बिनी अञ्चल
Zone
Lumbini districts.png
Country    Nepal
Capital Butwal
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Lumbini (Nepali: लुम्बिनी अञ्चलAbout this sound Listen ), is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal and is home to Lumbini site, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama,[1] who later became the historical Buddha and founder of the Buddhist philosophy. The zone's headquarters is Butwal.

The current King of Lumbini anchal is Raja Mahendra Chand of Kumaon, married to Rani Gita Chand


Districts[edit]

Lumbini is divided into 6 districts:

District Type Headquarters
Arghakhanchi Hill Sandhikharka
Gulmi Hill Tamghas
Kapilvastu Outer Terai Taulihawa
Nawalparasi Outer Terai Parasi (Ramgram)
Palpa Hill Tansen
Rupandehi Outer Terai Siddharthanagar (Bhairahawa)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holy Sites of Bhuddism, Buddha Dharma Education Association, retrieved 9 May 2012 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 27°45′N 83°30′E / 27.750°N 83.500°E / 27.750; 83.500